| Rokiah Mahmud |
DONNED in colourful traditional Baju Kurong and Cara Melayu, members of Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam (Pusat Ehsan) yesterday celebrated Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
The celebration took place at the Sumbangsih Hall in Beribi. Present at the event was Dato Paduka Dr Haji Affendy bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; Dato Paduka Haji Alimin bin Haji Abdul Wahab, Senior Board of Trustee of Pusat Ehsan; Pengiran Datin Hajah Noraini binti Pengiran Dipa Negara Laila Diraja Pengiran Haji Abdul Momin, Executive Trustee of Pusat Ehsan and other members of Pusat Ehsan.
In a speech, Nurul Huda binti Haji Muhin, chairman of the organising committee, said that the celebration was part of Pusat Ehsan’s annual activities aimed to foster closer ties between students of the centre, their families, staff members and trainers. In addition the celebration was a means to thank all the generous donors and sponsors who have contributed to the centre’s development.
The ceremony then witnessed a donation presentation amounting to $5,000 by Indramas Sdn Bhd. The donation was presented by Thirunarayanan Mohan, its Managing Director and received by Dato Paduka Haji Alimin.
It was followed suit with a presentation of goodie bags and green packets by Mohammad Ismail Afridi bin Haji Mohammad Yaqoob Afridi, owner of Afridi Jaya Sdn Bhd and Jason Tan, a representative for Yap Ong Moi.
The celebration was enlivened with musical performances by local artistes such as Aziz Harun and FNDuo as well as performances by members of Pusat Ehsan.